Shishu Sansaar | Birbal Stories-1
|Story No 40|
40-Birbal Helps a Pandit
Once a Braahman named Sevaaraam came to Birbal for his help. He told him that his father was a very good Pandit and all people used to call him Pandit Jee. Since he cannot do all those things what his father did, nobody calls him Pandit Jee. Although he was very much contented with his work, life, and income but he had this wish that all people should call him Pandit Jee. Birbal said it was not difficult at all, but he had to follow his advice word by word. Pandit agreed.
Birbal said, "Whenever somebody calls you Pandit Jee, you should be very angry and shout at him loudly, that is all." Pandit agreed. Next day Birbal went to the locality where that Pandit used to live. There he talked to the children. He came to know that children didn't like him because he used to scold them. So he told them if you call that man "Pandit Jee, Pandit Jee" he will get irritated, and you could take your revenge. Children were very happy.
From next day the children started calling him "Pandit Jee", "Pandit Jee"; and the Braahman started to shout at them. After some time Sevaaraam stopped shouting at children as his aim was fulfilled, because the children and other people still kept calling him Pandit Jee. So the game was over, and the name "Pandit Jee" stuck to Sevaaraam. That is what he wanted.
Sushma Gupta on 5/27/2001
Modified on 06/09/11